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Sun City Festival Community Association
JULY 2016

26501 West Desert Vista Boulevard, Buckeye, Arizona 85396

Be sure to complete the
2017 Resident Directory
Submittal Form Online.
Deadline for completion is
October 31, 2016
The form link is available on the community website, on the Home Page and
can also be accessed by the computers in the
ASU Computer Center.

Quarterly Board of
Directors Meeting
Tuesday, July 26
6:30 pm Celebration Hall
All Sun City Festival Residents
Are Welcome To Attend


1:00 PM - Celebration Hall

Popcorn, 1 Soda, and 1 Candy Bar

Pre-Register at Member Services

July 17


A story of a family across four generations,
centered on the girl who
becomes the woman (Jennifer Lawrence) who founded
a business dynasty and
becomes a matriarch in her
own right. Facing betrayal,
treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love,
Joy becomes a true boss of
family and enterprise. Allies
become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both
inside and outside the family,
Rated PG-13
as Joy’s inner life and fierce
imagination carry her through
the storm she faces.

August 21

Mother’s Day

This star-studded ensemble
comedy tells a series of
interlocking stories about
motherhood. A divorced
mother of two (Jennifer
Aniston) falls for a guy with
two kids of his own (Jason
Sudeikis), a young woman
(Britt Robertson) tries to
find her biological mom
(Julia Roberts), and an
overstressed mother
(Kate Hudson) is visited by
her bickering parents.
Comedy Rated PG-13


Visit Member Services for Details
and to Register for Casino Day Trips

Tuesday, August 9
Wild Horse Pass Casino
- Complimentary Bus Trip and $ Play
$2/person fee collected for driver
gratuity per casino trip

July 1

Red, White & Pool Event

6-9 pm

Sage Center Pool/Patio
July 6

Nice & Easy Travel Seminar
10 am

Sable Room

Solar Topps Seminar

5:30 pm

Celebration Hall West
July 7

9 am -12 pm


Sage Center Parking Lot
July 17

Sunday Movie, “JOY”

1 pm
Free Spirit offers many choices including cruises,
value tours and travel packages, adventure travel,
and international vacations throughout the world.


July 9:
August 2-3:
August 9:

Sept. 9:

Oct. 5-8:

Oct. 9:

Verde Valley Wine Trail w/ Lunch
Stand’n on the Corner in Winslow, AZ
Williams and Bearizona
Musical Instrument Museum
& Lunch in Carefree
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
Apple Annie’s Wilcox

Celebration Hall
July 20

Sun Valley Solar Seminar
9:30 pm

Solar Topps Seminar

5 pm

Celebration Hall West
July 21

9 am -12 pm


Sage Center Parking Lot
July 22

SolarCity Seminar

9:30 pm

Celebration Hall East
July 23

Rod Steward Tribute Show
by Gregory Wolfe
7 pm

To Register for a Trip, Contact


Sable Room

Celebration Hall
July 26

Quarterly Board of
Directors Meeting

6:30 pm

Celebration Hall



Susan and Tony Holcomb
We moved to Festival in November, 2013 from the
Seattle area where we resided for 31 years and raised
our family. Tony retired from UPS in 2010. Sue mostly
was a stay at home mom, but has worked for the
Washington affiliate of Blue Cross for the past eight
years and continues to work from home. We live in
Festival year-round, are sports fans and remain loyal
to our Washington teams. We also love to cruise.
Our first visit to Arizona was 10 years ago. After visiting Trilogy we could envision ourselves retiring in an
adult community. We continued to travel to Arizona
annually, visiting and staying at as many adult communities as we could while we planned for retirement.
Each community has something different to offer, but
after staying at Festival twice, it became obvious that
it was the best fit for us.
One of the things we enjoy most about our community
is meeting and making friends from all over the country. We have a great neighborhood and get together
regularly for breakfasts and happy hours at the Indigo
We both enjoy the gym and the fitness classes as well
as the pool. Tony golfs as much as he can and also
works part-time at the Indigo Grille. We are members
of the Brew Crew and the Hiking Club and made the
trip with the Club in March to the bottom of the Grand
Canyon – Tony by foot and Sue by mule. It was an
awesome experience for both of us! We are looking
forward to rafting the Colorado River with the Hiking
Club next April.

We have three married daughters, a grandson who
is almost three and an eight-month old granddaughter, all living in the Seattle area. When our grandson
comes to visit, he loves riding in the golf cart with his
Once Sue retires next year (514 days according to her
retirement countdown clock), we plan to spend time
traveling the country by motorhome, visiting sports
stadiums and breweries and crossing items off our
bucket list. I can’t lie – I also look forward to being
able to escape heat every summer.
We have no regrets about our decision to move to
Festival. We thoroughly enjoy the active adult lifestyle
and look forward to becoming more ‘active’ in 514

Finance Committee Volunteer Sought
The Board of Directors is soliciting a volunteer candidate to serve on the Resident Finance Committee. The
committee works closely with the Staff in reviewing the
financial operations of the Community Association. This
includes the monthly financial review process, the Reserve Study and reserve investment process, the Annual
Audit, and Operating Budget process.
The Board of Directors anticipates filling the vacancy on
the Finance Committee effective September 1, 2016.
Committee members can anticipate attending the
Monthly Finance Committee Meeting, currently held on
the second Thursday of each month in the Sage
Center Conference Room. In addition, there will


be situational meetings to discuss budgets, audits, and
other community financial topics.
Resident members in good standing who are interested
in serving on the Resident Finance Committee should
submit a short application letter requesting the appointment to the Committee. In this letter, the individual
should outline their qualifications and experience, and
express why they desire to serve on the Committee. All
application letters should be addressed to the Community Manager, Brad Lundmark at
The deadline for application letters is July 29, 2016, so
interested residents should get their letters to Brad at
their earliest convenience.

Ladies Doubles Tennis 8:00am
Fine Arts 8:30am
Pickleball 9:00am
Mah Jongg 9:00am
Knit One & Crochet Too 9:00am
Lady Putters 9:30am
Pickleball Women’s Rotational Play 12:00pm
Dealer’s Choice Poker 12:30pm
Chess 12:30pm
Scrabble 12:30pm
Lady Putters 12:30pm
Woodcrafters 5:30pm
Euchre 6:30pm
Social Dance - Ballroom Lessons 6:30pm
Desert Harmony Rehearsals 6:30pm
Pickleball 6:30pm
Swimmers Club Practice 7:00am
Pickleball 9:00am
Mixed Doubles Drop-In Tennis 9:00am
Players Club Mah Jongg & Open Play 9:00am
Paper Crafts & More 9:00am
Contract Bridge 12:30pm
Water Volleyball 1:00pm
Knit One & Crochet Too 1:00pm
Tournament Poker (1st & 3rd Tue) 5:30pm
Omaha Poker (2nd,4th,5th Tue) 5:30pm
Ponytail Canasta 6:30pm
Pickleball 6:30pm


Swimmers Club Practice 7:00am
Pickleball 9:00am
Mixed Doubles Drop-in Tennis 9:00am
Fine Arts 9:00am
Lady Putters 9:30am
Line Dancers - Steps & Basics 10:00am
Line Dancers - Beginner Lessons 10:30am
Line Dancers - Intermediate Lessons 11:15am
Duplicate Bridge 12:30pm
Water Volleyball 1:00pm
Knit One & Crochet Too 1:00pm
Dealer’s Choice Poker 5:00pm
Partners Pinochle 6:30pm
Pickleball 6:30pm


Men’s Doubles Tennis Ladder 9:00am
Pickleball 9:00am
Contract Bridge 9:00am
Quilting Bees 9:00am
Woodshop Monthly Mtg (3rd Fri) 10:00am
FAB’s Luncheon 11:30am
Mah Jongg 12:30pm
Chess 12:30pm
Bunco 6:30pm
Pickleball 6:30pm


Wood Carving Class 8:00am
Fine Arts 8:30am
Pickleball 9:00am
Men’s Doubles Tennis 9:00am
Crafty Scrappers 9:00am
Players Club Bridge & Open Play 9:00am
Beginner Bridge 9:00am
Mah Jongg Marathon (2nd) 9am-4:00pm
Texas Hold’em Limit Poker 12:30pm
Mah Jongg 12:30pm
Lady Putters 12:30pm
Ladies’ Doubles Drop-In Tennis 1:30pm
Don’t Worry Bead Happy 2:00pm
Single Deck Pinochle 6:30pm
Pickleball 6:30pm

Mixed Doubles 3.0/3.5 Tennis 8:00am
Pickleball 9:00am
Don’t Worry Bead Happy 12:00pm
Texas Hold’Em Limit Poker 12:30pm
Partners Pinochle 12:30pm
Couples Contract Bridge 6:00pm
Pickleball 6:30pm





Chartered Club Activities

Mah Jongg 12:00pm
Double Deck Pinochle 6:30pm
Dominoes (Mexican Train) 6:30pm

Chartered Club News
Sun City Festival actively promotes over 30 Chartered Clubs managed by residents
who passionately share a variety of similar interests. A separate club listing with an
introduction of each club and their contacts is available at Member Services as well
as online at under the Clubs & Interest Groups section.
Below are a few upcoming club activities. All Sun City Festival residents are
encouraged to participate in any or all clubs. Learn more about club opportunities
by attending the upcoming events or by contacting club representatives.

Wood Shop & Craft Studios Facility Hours:
Monday - Saturday 7 am - 9 pm; Sunday 12 pm - 9 pm

Glass Arts Club
Basic Training Class for October - Registration
The Glass Arts Club is taking reservations for the October Basic Training
Class scheduled from October 17 - 21.
Residents are encouraged to submit a
completed member registration form
as soon as possible since the classes
fill quickly.
Classes hold 16 students per session. This class teaches about using glass as
a medium, basic glass skills, and fusing glass as a technique. Classes are held
from 6 - 9 pm each day for five consecutive days. The “Stained Glass Training”
holds 10 students and runs for five consecutive days. This class is currently full
for October but scheduling is in process.



Sun City Festival Community Association



The Forgotten Part of Fitness

by Chuck Eier, M.S. C.S.C.S.,
Fitness/Wellness Director

We are all told how much and how hard we are supposed to exercise -- aerobic
exercise for more than 30 minutes most days of the week, and strength training
three times per week not on consecutive days. But, we are never told about how
much recovery we should have or why.
Post-exercise recovery is important to help the body repair exercise-induced
damage. Without proper recovery the body will not get stronger and reach higher
levels of fitness. In addition, inadequate recovery can lead to repetitive-stress
injuries, joint damage and other issues.
In order to elicit a higher level of strength and fitness, exercise purposefully
damages tissues in the body. This creates an acute response of inflammation
and production of hormones and chemicals to repair the damage. This is also
what creates pain and soreness after exercise. The bad news is all of us have a
limited ability to recover from the physiological stresses of exercise. When stress
outweighs recovery the body begins to break down. Exercise volume, poor nutrition, emotional stress, lack of sleep and other factors all effect recovery or lack
Symptoms of overstressing the body include decreased muscle strength and
increased muscle soreness, chronic feelings of excessive fatigue, weakened immune system, irritability or depression, and repetitive stress injuries (pain, swelling, tendonitis) around one or multiple joints.
Proper recovery is not always as simple as a day or two of rest. Adequate sleep,
seven to eight hours each night is critical. During sleep, growth hormones help
repair tissue damage, inflammatory chemicals are reduced, and the nervous
system returns to a more relaxed state.
Active recovery makes the heart pump at higher-than-resting levels and below
high-exertion levels. Increased circulation through non-impact forms of exercise
at low exertion levels for 30 minutes have been shown to reduce inflammation
and help the body recover on a day following an intense exercise session. Gentle
stretching is also a great form of active recovery.

ZUMBA 7:15 am
Pilates 8:30 am (ballroom)
Flow Yoga 8:30 am
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
Axis 10:00 am
Fusion 10:40 am
Gentle Fitness 12:45 pm
S.E.T. 8:00 am
Cardio Burn 9:15 am
Strength, Stretch, Balance 10:30 am
Jazzercise 11:45 am
Yoga 5:30 pm
ZUMBA 7:15 am
Pilates 8:20 am (ballroom)
Flow Yoga 8:30 am
Interval Blast 9:45 am
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
S.E.T. Express 10:45 am
Gentle Fitness 11:45 am
S.E.T. 8:00 am
Cardio Burn 9:15 am
Strength, Stretch, Balance 10:30 am
Jazzercise 11:45 am
Equipment Orientation 3:00 pm
Yoga 5:30 pm
Flow Yoga 8:00 am
Pilates 8:00 am (ballroom)
ZUMBA 9:15 am
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am
S.E.T. Express 10:30 am
Gentle Fitness 11:45 m
HIIT 8:15 am
Interval Blast 9:15am
Aqua Aerobics 10:00 am

Passive recovery is as simple as rest after intense exercise. “Non-active” recovery involves various external things. Cold therapy is great to reduce swelling and
inflammation, and to alleviate pain. Heat therapy tends to work best the day
or days after an especially challenging workout. Heat therapy reduces muscle
soreness and releases tight muscles. Additional modes of “non-active” recovery
include manual therapy (massage) and compression garments. Compression
garments assist venous return to help minimize risk of blood clots and improve
clearing of byproducts created during intense exercise.

Massage Therapy: 1-hr $60,
90-Minutes $90

When it comes to recovery from intense exercise, every person is different. It is
critically important to include plenty of recovery as part of a fitness program.

Fitness Assessment: Complete Fitness
Assessment with a personal exercise
program including one lesson = $40

Sources: Hoolihan, C., Recover: The Rest of the Story, Idea Fitness Journal, April, 2014.


Free Blood Pressure Screenings

July 1 at 2 pm & July 18 at 9 am (Fitness Center)

* $2 or $4 fee for most classes

Fitness/Wellness Services

Equipment Orientation: Free
60-minute group session on effective and
safe exercise with demonstrations.
Personal Training: One-on-one personal
training session $35/hr

Dining Hours:


Sat & Sun 8 am - 8 pm
Mon- Fri 11 am - 8 pm
Breakfast: Sat 8 am - 11 pm;

Sun 8 am - 12 pm
Happy Hour: Daily 3 pm - 6 pm

July 8

4:00 - 6:00 pm
live entertainment

Desert Heat Band
li v e
a in m e n t

July 13
4:00 - 6:00 pm

July 16
3:00 - 6:00 pm

Like Minds
July 22
4:00 - 6:30 pm
live entertainment

Golf Shop Summer Sizzle Sale!
Sale Starts Friday, July 1 and Ends Monday, July 4
Receive 25% to 50% off your entire
merchandise purchase. Residents will
shop and then proceed to the counter
to pick up an American Flag that will
have a percentage off attached to it.

Peg ‘N Keg

Monday, July 11 at 4:00 PM
Only $5 per person
This putting contest is a favorite among our residents. Test
your putting skills on our ever changing 9-hole course and
quench your thirst by sharing a keg of beer.

Horse Race / Shootout

Thursday, July 7 & July 21 at 5:00 PM
Cost: $5 per person
This event is a great time! It’s almost full contact golf as
your competitors egg you on, sometimes in your backswing.
Two-person teams alternate their shots while the highscoring teams are eliminated on each hole until there
are only three teams left. Out of those three teams, we
will award a “Win” (1st Place), “Place” (2nd Place), and a
“Show” (3rd Place). Serious golfers should leave their
sensitive side at home for this event; we like to have fun!

Flag Day Tournament

Monday, July 4
7:06 - 9:03 am Tee Times
Sign up in the Golf Shop.
Individual Stroke Play Competition

Players will be given an American Flag and they will place it
in the ground when they shoot par plus their handicap. The
player that makes it the furthest around the course before
they place their flag will win. Prizes for Men’s and Women’s
Divisions will be awarded. Price Includes: Green Fees, Cart,
Range Balls, Prize Fund and Lunch!
Price: $30 Annual Pass Holders; $48 SCF Residents
$56 Resident Guest

Monday & Friday Golf Clinics
Clinics are from 9 - 10 am and cost $15. Space
is limited so sign uip early. For more information
or to sign up, please call or visit the Golf Shop.



Marketplace Partners

Contact Information
Brad Lundmark
Community Manager
Karey Belanger
Community Standards
Pat Cassidy
Facilities Director
Janet Turner
Lifestyle Director
Chuck Eier
Fitness & Wellness
Lisa Annett
Gordon Grassi
Lifelong Learning Coord.
Caring Neighbors
Copper Canyon Golf Club/
Indigo Grille
Festival Sales Center
Del Webb/Pulte
Customer Service

Sage Recreation Center
Fax: 928-252-2102

Monday - Friday
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

Wood Shop & Craft Studios

Contact Lisa at or 928-252-2133 for more
information on advertising here or on our Business Listings posted to the
community website at

Monday - Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm